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Sudan and Egypt implicated in human trafficking

Sudan and Egypt implicated in human trafficking

dan.rafter@hrc.org February 12, 2014 0

JOHANNESBURG 12 February 2014 (IRIN) - Since 2009, hundreds and possibly thousands of refugees, most of them Eritrean, have been kidnapped in eastern Sudan and sold to traffickers in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, where

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Israel sends migrants to new "open" detention centres

Israel sends migrants to new "open" detention centres

December 25, 2013 0

TEL AVIV 25 December 2013 (IRIN) - Hundreds of African migrants and human rights activists marched through the streets of Tel Aviv on 21 December to protest the Israeli government’s policy of detaining

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Poor conditions in Indonesian immigration detention centres fuel violence

Poor conditions in Indonesian immigration detention centres fuel violence

December 17, 2013 0

MEDAN 17 December 2013 (IRIN) - Dire conditions in Indonesia’s immigration detention system fuel outbreaks of violence, human rights activists claim. Many facilities are located in remote parts of the country, sometimes as

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Sectarian violence goes unaddressed in Nigeria

Sectarian violence goes unaddressed in Nigeria

dan.rafter@hrc.org December 13, 2013 0

DAKAR 13 December 2013 (IRIN) - The deaths of more than 3,000 victims of sectarian violence in central Nigeria since 2010 have largely been ignored by the government, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said

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Updated timeline of Boko Haram attacks and related violence

Updated timeline of Boko Haram attacks and related violence

dan.rafter@hrc.org December 12, 2013 0

DAKAR 12 December 2013 (IRIN) - Despite a fierce crackdown on insurgent group Boko Haram by Nigerian security forces, violence in northeastern Nigeria has not abated.

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Call to halt political detentions in Myanmar

Call to halt political detentions in Myanmar

dan.rafter@hrc.org October 24, 2013 0

BANGKOK 24 October 2013 (IRIN) - Human rights activists and the UN special rapporteur on Myanmar, Tomás Ojea Quintana, hailed the Burmese government's release of 56 prisoners of conscience through presidential amnesty in

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Raising red flags over human rights in the Gambia

Raising red flags over human rights in the Gambia

carolyn.simon@hrc.org October 8, 2013 0

DAKAR 08 October 2013 (IRIN) - Human rights organizations have repeatedly denounced the Gambian regime for forced disappearances, illegal detention, denial of due process, and the abuse and harassment of critics. Yet little

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Gambia – living in fear

Gambia – living in fear

dan.rafter@hrc.org October 8, 2013 0

DAKAR 08 October 2013 (IRIN) - Human rights organizations have repeatedly denounced the Gambian regime for forced disappearances, illegal detention, denial of due process, and the abuse and harassment of critics. Yet little

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Tougher laws needed to protect development project evictees

Tougher laws needed to protect development project evictees

dan.rafter@hrc.org October 7, 2013 0

NAIROBI 07 October 2013 (IRIN) - Development projects such as new roads, or dams to boost electricity production, must ensure that the human rights of those evicted are not trampled, say campaigners, who

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Roger Jean Claude Mbede, Cameroon: "I was subjected to torture"

Roger Jean Claude Mbede, Cameroon: "I was subjected to torture"

carolyn.simon@hrc.org September 16, 2013 0

YAOUNDE 16 September 2013 (IRIN) - Cameroon is among the world's most hostile countries to homosexuality, rights groups say. Homosexuality is punishable by up to five years in prison, as well as fines.

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